PHOENIX – Congo Masks and Music at the MIM

Musical Instrument Museum 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix

The Musical Instrument Museum's exhibition, Congo Masks and Music: Masterpieces from Central Africa, has been extended until September 2021. It offers a glimpse into the dramatic and lively masquerade traditions of Central Africa with an exclusive collection of more than 150 stunning and rare masks, instruments, and costumes from the late 1800s to early 1900s. […]


SCOTTSDALE – SeaTREK Santa at OdySea Aquarium

OdySea Aquarium 9500 Via de Ventura, Scottsdale

Jolly old helmet-diving SeaTREK Santa is making a splash at OdySea Aquarium this holiday season. Interact with this fun-loving underwater Santa through the Deep Ocean exhibit, where he will make two daily appearances on select dates from Thanksgiving weekend through Christmas Eve. Every SeaTREK Santa appearance kicks-off with a live reading of OdySea’s original, “T’was […]

TEMPE – Photos with Santa at Arizona Mills

Arizona Mills Mall 5000 S. Arizona Mills Circle, Tempe

Make your Santa Photo reservation now through Christmas Eve at Arizona Mills mall in Tempe. Hours are 1-7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, and 1-4 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Photo packages are $39.99 and up. Arizona Mills, 5000 S Arizona Mills Circle, Tempe. Good to know: For everyone’s safety this will be a […]


SCOTTSDALE – Christmas at the Princess

Scottsdale Fairmont Princess 7575 E. Princess Drive, Scottsdale

The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess transforms into a glistening winter wonderland with a four-story musical tree, ice skating, Lagoon Lights, Princess Express Trains and Santa’s Secret Headquarters.


GLENDALE – Glendale Glitters

Murphy Park - Glendale 58th and Glendale avenues, Glendale

Glendale Glitters Spectacular Weekend celebrates its 26th anniversary season when 16 blocks of downtown Glendale light up with 1.6 million twinkling lights.


QUEEN CREEK – Christmas at Schnepf Farms

Schnepf Farms 24810 Rittenhouse Road, Queen Creek

Schnepf Farms offers 25 acres of family holiday entertainment nightly, including a Santa’s workshop letter-writing station, pine-cone decorating, a Christmas carousel and snow-globe mini golf. Take a hayride to feed the reindeer, ice skate or frolic through a Christmas-themed obstacle course. The Illumination Express train travels through a light tunnel that doubles as Santa’s magic […]


MESA – Lights at the Farm

Vertuccio Farms 4011 S. Power Road, Mesa

Mesa's Vertuccio Farms hosts Lights at the Farm, featuring light displays synchronized to Christmas music, ice skating and more.


PHOENIX – Las Noches de las Luminarias

Desert Botanical Garden 1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix

During Noches de las Luminarias, the Desert Botanical Garden comes to life with more than 8,000 luminarias and thousands of twinkling lights.

Prices vary

PHOENIX – ZooLights Walk-Thru Nights

Phoenix Zoo 455 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix

Millions of lights shine throughout the Phoenix Zoo during the annual Zoolights. Plus: a holiday tree, carousel and camel rides, lakeside music-in-motion shows, and photos with Santa Claus.


PHOENIX – Cruise ZooLights

Phoenix Zoo 455 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix

For the first time in the history of the Phoenix Zoo, Cruise ZooLights from the comfort of your own car. See millions of twinkling holiday lights and dazzling animal sculptures. Tour the Africa Trail and see the all-new Wildlife Lantern Safari featuring 66 animals — polar bears, mammoths, koalas, kangaroos and more. Cruise the newly […]


SCOTTSDALE – Holiday Lights at Salt River Fields

Salt River Fields at Talking Stick 7555 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale

The Spring Training home of the Arizona Diamondbacks hosts Holiday Lights at Salt River Fields, a 1.2 mile drive-through holiday light show. Enjoy more than 5 million lights while holiday songs are simulcast into your vehicle on an FM radio signal. Enjoy it all from your car ($31-$51 per carload) or an electric carriage ($300 […]

$31 – $51

SCOTTSDALE – A Christmas Story the Play at Desert Stages Theatre

Desert Stages Theatre 4720 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 0586, Scottsdale

Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre presents “A Christmas Story the Play” Nov. 27-Dec. 20 at Scottsdale Fashion Square. Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the midwest in the 1940s follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker on his adventurous Christmas quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the Christmas tree. Ralphie pleads his case before […]